BPP recapped the Party’s 100 days since November 4th, 2015 General Elections
November 15. 2015
BPP Retreat at Scotchie’s with approximately 30 area reps in attendance from all over the country. Included skype participation of the chairman of diaspora advisory council and Wil Maheia in Punta Gorda.
Nov. 30th, 2015
We issued a press release on the fire at the Youth Hostel when three female inmates locked up in a cell perished. We called for a thorough investigation and Dr. Luis Espat and Mrs. Elizabeth Dena were assigned.
December 9th, 2015
BPP Executive members picketed the first Session of the House of Representatives, calling for the signing of the UNCAC. The Chairman and Campaign Manager picketed the Belize City office of the Prime Minister on Coney Drive and held symbolic signing of the UNCAC with the press in attendance.
December 25th, 2015
Party Leader issued a TV Xmas message.
January 12th, 2016
Members of the Executive conducted an investigation into rice and food safety visiting Agriculture Department offices in Belmopan, Central Farm and Tropic Rice production plant in Spanish Lookout. We issued a press release two days later calling for closer monitoring of arsenic and pesticide “residuals”.
January 15th, 2016
BPP representatives went on Plus TV Rise and Shine to discuss myriad topics including de-risking of local banks by the USA arguing that the crux of the matter was “illicit and not only regulatory risk cited by the US authorities. The way forward was the signing of the UNCAC, we said.
January 30th, 2016
The Deputy leader and the Campaign Manager toured (5) Toledo villages urging support for the BPP and videoing their work for PG TV. Plus, the DPP issued a release on Banks de-risking, further urging the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance to sign UNCAC.
February 3rd, 2016
The BPP issued a call for a reduction in fuel prices, greater consultation regarding the creation of a municipal bond by the Belmopan City Council.
Other February Initiatives
Party leader visited the Corozal and Orange Walk Executive bodies to promote organization of constituency committees. Dr. Margaret Noguera, Belizean entrepreneur and political activist visited the Executive in Belmopan, promising support for the northern Council. We issued a protest release regarding fugitive David Schnitzer, increased our on-line presence and website on social media, prepared the secretariat office in Belize city, protested the proposed Social Security $6 million loan to the Santander company, consulted with the chairman of diaspora advisory council on the closure of the Papaya industry in the north, and with Lucilo Teck our colleague on a threat to foreclosure on his personal property should he be unable to meet court costs for the failure of his and the Belize Cane Farmers Association’s court case against the Belize Sugar Board.